“I was ready to fall in bed with everyone!” The Who guitarist Pete Townshend, 76, says he was once pansexual during the band’s heyday
Pete Townshend has revealed he believes he was once pansexual and “ready to fall in bed with anyone” during The Who’s heyday.
The guitarist, 76, admitted he wasn’t concerned about the gender of his loved ones during a new interview with Rock Cellar Magazine.
Pete talked about the origins of the band’s 1966 single I’m A Boy and revealed that he would have slept with everyone at some point in his life, regardless of gender.
Music to his ears: Pete Townshend has revealed he believes he was once pansexual and was ready to fall in bed with ‘everyone’ during The Who’s heyday
The rocker told the rock magazine: ‘With I’m A Boy, it’s the idea of masculinity and the way men are seen at a time when I often forget to be gay, to be pansexual, as I think I probably was, but not anymore.
“But I think I was ready to fall in bed with anyone who wanted me.
“I think I forgot that homosexuality was still illegal, so these adventures had to be captured in vignettes of humor and irony.”
Elsewhere, the 1967 hitmaker of My Generation revealed that 1967 Pictures of Lily is about pornography.
Formerly: Pete, seen here in 1975, has written many songs for rock band The Who
Guitar Hero: The rocker, seen here with The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey, rose to fame as a member of The Who and was known for smashing his guitars on stage
He said he found it “unmanly” to admit to using porn, adding: “It’s a sign of weakness.”
The Pinball Wizard star’s comments about his sexuality came after he previously admitted that his rock and roll antics made him feel like an idiot.
Pete – who was notorious for smashing his instrument – has admitted he could be “pretty snobbish” when it came to his wild ways and those of his bandmates.
A Who’s who: The Who members in the photo include Pete, Roger, John Entwistle and Keith Moon
And he actually felt that when he and the late drummer Keith Moon threw televisions out of hotel windows, it really was a “waste of time.”
He told The big problem: ‘I was always quite snobbish about rock and roll.
“As the television went through the window, I looked at Keith Moon and said, ‘What an asshole. What a waste of time.”
‘Then I did the same thing two or three times and I thought, ‘What an asshole.’
Open-minded: Peter enjoyed the company of all people when he was younger